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? >> the national tracking polls as them close, but if you go to the key battleground states, obama still holds a lead in those states and that will put him over the top. >> what is the ground game, mark? >> the organized effort over months to identified not only supporters not onlyleaners -- only supporters, but leaners. by election day, you know who your voters are and you want to be sure they go to a. > -- to vote. >> in many the battleground states, obama has more field offices. >> it comes down to micro- managing and micro-issuing these folks. the republicans have a better ground game in 2004, and a lot of people think it that is why they won that close election, and it fell into disrepair today are building it back up now, but i don't think they are near where obama is yet. >> which candidate has the most enthusiastic, the most in gauge, the most dedicated supporters, colby? >> that is a hard one to answer. i think that clearly after the first debate, the republican party had enthusiastic supporters there. romney did it do well compared to obama. there was disappointment with president o
. >> colby? >> national tracking polls has of them close, but the key battleground states, obama still holds a lead. >> what is the ground game, mark? >> the organized effort over months to identify and not only support -- identified not only supporters, but leaners, and persuade them on how one by one retail basis. weeks before election day, you know who your voters are. you want to be sure you get the vote. >> in many of the battle ground states, obama has more field offices. >> it is down to micromanaging, micro-issuing these of votes. interestingly, the republicans had a better ground game in 2004, and a lot of people think that is why and they won that close election. it sort of fell into disrepair today are building it back up now, but i don't think they are anywhere near where obama is yet. >> there is another question. which candidate has the most d.c. asked to come most engaged, most dedicated supporters? >> that is a hard one to answer. clearly after the first debate, the republican party at everly and these as to support their. romney did do well compared to obama. there was disap
your voterers are and you get them to vote. >> in many of the battle ground states, obama has more field offices. >> it is down to micro-managingng and micro-issug these folks. republicans had a better ground game in 2004, and a lot of people think that is why they won that close electio and it fell into disrepairhey are building it back up now, bbut i don't think they are anywhere near where obama is yet. >> which candidate as the mt enthusiastic and engaged, most dedicated supporters colby? >> that is a hard one to answer. i think that clearly after the first debate, the republican party had really enthusiastic supporters. romney did d do well comred to obama. there was disappointment with prident obama in n thee democratic ranks aer the first debate. i think he has start to regain some of that with the last two performances, but that has said --he first debate has had a tremendous impact. >> but wherever obama goes, you hear him say, out and vote, you have to vote. >>>> on the votes that have low turnout rates. blacksand hispanics are people that he needs, and that catapulted h
to new polls showing president obama leading in swing states. up by six in iowa, up by five in ohio, and ahead in other key states, including new hampshire, be virginia, florida, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. and today, a major endorsement coming from new york city's independent mayor michael bloomberg. no question, this is a close race but today in wisconsin the president went after one of the key points in governor romney's closing argument to voters. >> the closing weeks of this campaign, governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. and he is offering them change. he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. >> it sure ain't change. but governor romney is good at changing on every position and doing anything to win. on the trail, he's trying to sound warm and cuddly. he's now taking a soft attack. the new york times quoting him on the trail as saying, democrats love america, to
is a key battle ground state. but that is a key part of the obama campaign strategy, urging people to get out and vote early. so we are here in new hampshire, which is another key battle ground state. president obama will be speaking here a little bit later on this afternoon. he will be joined by music icon james taylor. this is the president's sixth visit to new hampshire. doesn't have as many electoral votes as colorado. it only has four electoral votes. but those are four important electoral votes because this race is so razor tight, alex. president obama won this state in 2008 and hasn't seen some of the same effects of the economic downturn as other states in fact the unemployment rate here is at 5.7%. it's far below the national average. but of course mitt romney has a home in this state. he was governor of neighboring massachusetts. so he carries a lot of weight here in this state as well. i expect from president obama takes the podium later on this afternoon you will hear him continue his message to middle class voters trying to make the case that he is the candidate to best prese
's important. since monday through today, romney kept or lost margin in one state to obama, not winning north carolina as much. it means as you look at average trends, this race isn't moving towards obama, it is moving in any direction towards romney, including in the swing states, and that trend and average is important. >> yeah, i disagree. i think it is actually stable and that's where i think the ground game everyone talks about matters most. i will tell you, women are not even, about 51, 52% for obama, he got 56%. only reason he's ahead nationally is he is doing okay with men. romney getting 51% of men, which means a small gender gap. >> dana, we will know for sure, i think that's totally wrong. president obama is losing white men by 30 plus points. he is going to -- >> talking all of it. >> he is going to get whacked by men by double digit margin. >> a huge drop. >> he could lose the election. >> see where he ends up with men, too. one of the surprising things in our poll in ohio, middle of the week, among white men, white men without college, holding obama for 43%, a lot higher than we
49 to 46%. but governor romney is leading in colorado which is another state president obama visited today. the lead there is just one point, 47% to 46%. that's according to reuters ipso. back with us our three political junkies extraordinaire. pollster david herman, joe garifoli. from all of the polls, there were 29 polls that came out. you are the pollster. this momentum, is it baked in? >> the advantage obama has is baked in inn a lot of the states. i would be shocked to see romney take ohio. and if he can't take ohio, it is really hard to see what his path is. >> jennifer: virginia? >> i think obama takes virginia as well and i think he does it thanks to latino and asian voters. >> jennifer: interesting. he takes iowa. >> i think he takes iowa. >> and wisconsin. >> and wisconsin. >> and nevada. [ laughter ] >> those are all close. every one of those is close. but it is an advantage for him. >> jennifer: karen this is the report of the travel schedule of the candidates over these last five campa
clear politics" average of the most recent polling in the state of ohio shows president obama ahead in ohio by 2.3 points. these "real clear politics" averages are an imperfect measure. i want to give you a very rough idea of how basically how close it is right now. that's what it is in ohio. in virginia, that same polling average has mitt romney ahead by 0.5 points, and in north carolina, the polling average has mr. romney ahead by 3.8 points. so that's the 7:00 hour. and then in the 8:00 hour, polls will be closing in these 18 states. of these states, again, there will be three that we're going to be watching most closely. florida, pennsylvania, and new hampshire. the "real clear politics" polling average right now in florida has romney ahead. in pennsylvania the polling average says it is president obama who's ahead by 4.6 points. in new hampshire, again, president obama ahead with a 1.3 lead. that's the 8:00 hour. at 9:00, we'll have polls closed in all those places, and the blinking states here will be the ones that are closing. 14 states mostly in the midwest and the south. of
obama picking up a bunch of newspaper editorial endorsements in swing states. the las vegas sun, the miami herald, and also in the detroit paper. they endorsed mitt romney but said he was wrong about the auto bailout. they were lucky they had the president they did back then. krystal ball and arry mel ber, thank you for joining me tonight. >> thanks. >>> coming up. early voting in ohio and right here on "the last word." i'm going to fill out my california ballot. joe reid is reporting for us tonight. and in the rewrite, why lena dunham has rush limbaugh wondering what it would be like if he was a women. >>> shall an ordinance be adopted requiring producers of adult films to -- oh, we're back. i'm struggling with this california ballot. it's incredibly belong and complicated and that's why i'm going to have a former governor of california later to explain some of these things, to help me fill out this ballot. and in the rewrite tonight, rush limbaugh pretends to be offended by a double entendre americans believe they should be in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomor
the cleanup from hurricane sandy. president obama traveled to new jersey today, the state hardest hit by the massive storm to meet with hurricane victims and state officials led by republican governor chris christie. the two men toured southern new jersey on the ground and from the air over flooded streets, flattened houses and piers washed out to sea. reporters did not accompany the president and governor christie as they flew on marine one, the president's helicopter. governor christie, who had been spending most of his days prior to the storm attacking the president on the campaign trail, today thanked him. >> i want to thank the president. we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. we have lots of challenges. our challenge now is to get back to normalcy. and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state, who suffered some loss. luckily, we haven't suffered that much loss of life. and we thank god for that. this is the worst storm that i've seen in m
state, and it seems like it will stay a blue state. it's still close obama on average just three points. the unemployment in nevada is just under 12%. in a sense the president shouldn't even be competitive. >> cenk: but the demographics are huge. >> yes. >> cenk: when we come back, the elbow of the day. i'll give it away, it's on an republican head. but whwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwh ?d
but obama has the math. let's talk about the math the. some states we will be talking about, the battleground states. start with wisconsin, scott. how does the battleground state of wisconsin shape up? >> well, this state could become the new ohio this year. it could become the decisive battleground state. our latest numbers show 49 to 49 in wisconsin. a state where unlike say, ohio, or other parts around the country the republican ground game might actually be better than the democrats and the reason for that, they had all that practice in the scott walker recall election. right now the race is very tight. all four men on the ticket, obama, biden, ryan and romney are in wisconsin because it is that tight. and if wisconsin goes for mitt romney, that will be a shocking development. republicans lost the state by 14 points four years ago. >> geraldo: ohio. everyone is talking about the buckeye state. what about ohio, scott? >> ohio is very close. showing it tied right now. that is a state again where the democrats actually think they had the edge on the ground. almost all of th
, this is really one of the key swing districts in the swing state of north carolina, which president obama won by only 14,000 votes four years ago. so we've been talking to voters here. and it's fascinating. the american people are smart. even the folks who are swing voters, folks leaning romney are saying, look, one of the gentlemen we spoke to said, i hope this identity of the general election is where romney would be as president instead of moving to the right in the primaries that he had to do to get the nomination. one woman said the government considers me poor, but i'm concerned about the borrowing. there's concern about foreign policy under the romney administration. one woman said her brother's in the military. concerned about what that might mean for him. and one independent voter who's voting for president obama saying that she just doesn't believe mitt romney. and she isn't sure where his core is at. this has been a tensely fought state. the polls are really tight, and trending toward mitt romney. >> i want to talk more about the early voting. because there's been a lot of focus on
in florida or virginia at this point. he could be focusing more on ohio and the pickup states. president obama, that map is a little bit misleading. where he's really spending all of his time in the last three days is in wisconsin, in iowa, and in ohio. >> can he win with wisconsin, iowa, virginia, and florida? >> clearly, he will win with all those. he could win without some of those things as long as he holds onto wisconsin and iowa he could lose a bunch of other states. that's his firewall. he's spending a bunch of time in the firewall states like nevada and wisconsin and iowa. that's the way that he holds on even if romney somehow runs the table in florida, virginia, and ohio. if he can hold those other states, he can still win. >> chuck, you go along with that? >> i do. >> we need virginia and florida? >> i have been trying -- the sunday romney schedule had been in the dark. they had set it up. here is the sunday schedule. we just got it. iowa, ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia. now -- >> pennsylvania, they got a chance there? yes. is it likely? >> feels like they're looking for more
suggested that former secretary of state colin powell had crossed party lines to endorse president obama because of the president's race. i think what we're seeing in the race is essentially the race regressing to the mean. it's basically the race going to what its stable equilibrium is. if you go back and you look at the nate silver model, the role that nate silver's model plays in the psychology of liberals is a topic we could do a whole show on. people are wearing out their mouse button by clicking refresh. basically the race is where it was in june. i mean, so everything that was, you know, before everyone started campaigning, right, mitt romney gets the nomination, you basically have the race and then you have brrrrrr the race and now we're back to where we are essentially. what's been fascinating is this meta battle over momentum. i am fascinated by the amount of energy and labor being put in by both campaigns trying to spin it that they are winning when people are going to vote. like i really honestly don't get it. >> especially when you think about the fact that momentum is a con
of going away from obama to romney, four states, four or five states, that's really where, you know, all of this matters. it's a little like cable news pundants after debates talking about how people out there in the country are going to see this debate. they have no idea. >> how dare they? >> they're looking at their blackberry which is getting text and e-mails from, who? other consultants from the campaign. it's a weird closed loop that pretends to have a relation to the electorate. >> you said something in the greenroom which hopefully you didn't say to me in confidence. >> if so i'll never be on the show again. >> you said to me in the greenroom, there is a feedback loop. that you as a political reporter, i have had this skpeerps too, showing up to talk to voters. just knocking on the doors. the things you get back from them are them saying what they heard on the news. >> here's the point. we've had the same political story in this country for 12 years. we are an evenly divided country. the obama election in 2008 was a little bit of an exception because of the disaster in the bush ye
in virginia, that obama has a more nimble campaign and has been able to adapt to the situation in these states. >> jeff, it's great to have you on, i read you all the time. you know, in politics like in life, there's rain and there's sunshine. and, you know, these guys act like there shouldn't be rain. i just like the sunshine. we don't live on that planet. we live on a planet where you get breaks, you don't get breaks. but there's limbaugh -- forget limbaugh, let's talk about reality. you get the breaks. something happens where you can use your best stuff. i think the president has had that opportunity now. >> and i think -- i think howard is right, he has been able to, you know, become more -- he looks more like a president now. gosh, for several weeks, maybe for several months, he's looked like a democratic candidate for president rather than a sitting president. so i think we're sort of seeing him in a presidential moment. he's finally sort of filling out this -- the air force one jacket he had on and kind of like he did in the early days of his term, but i think the real question is, is t
released this week. five of them have president obama leading. one is tied. president obama's average lead in ohio is 2.3 points. that's a big lead, seriously. now families in northern ohio have not forgotten what the rescue of the automobile industry did for their state. one in eight ohio jobs are about the automobile industry. this is why mitt romney is doing everything he possibly can to down play the impact of the auto rescue. his political director says the obama campaign dropped the auto bailout on us, but there's only so long you can ride that one trick pony. you think getting a paycheck is a one-trick pony? romney called last night's event a victory rally. today romney gave a standard stump speech in iowa, but his campaign called it a victory event. so if you believe mitt romney, heck, he's already won the election. the auto rescue was no big deal and ohio jobs are getting shipped over to china. you can't believe a word this guy says. one no knows this isn't true is rob portman. portman knows romney is toast without ohio. >> if we don't win ohio, it's stuff to see us winning the el
, neither of his parents are american. barack obama has more roots in the united states of america than john sununu does. >> by the way, one of the great ironies of our lives living in america, this country means so much to me, our history is so rich and ironic. african-americans were here for 250 years working for nothing. >> long before some of us came. >> i'm not asking for reparations necessarily, but i have to tell you something, they're there, they were here long before most of us. let me go to this point here about the people speak for romney when he doesn't want to do it. they used to say mickey cohen, the gangster, said if you have a dog, you don't have to bark. look at all these dogs he has out there. trumpy, amazingly successful almost like a figure out of a comic book. guy, downtown business developer in a batman movie. he's an incredibly big shot, so a lot of little guys out there, this makes i think joy's point. a lot of little guys out there, that big shot says he's from kenya, must be something there. really. and then he goes after him and says the unemployment number which h
picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref
last night about former secretary of state colin powell's endorsement of president obama. this is what sununu said and why it's creating a political firestorm. final question. colin powell has decided to opt for president obama again despite apparently still being a republican. is it time he left the party, do you think? >> well, i'm not sure how important that is. i do like the fact that colin powell's boss, george herbert walker bush, has endorsed mitt romney all along, and frankly, when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. >> with me now is new york mayor and obama supporter, cory booker. i watched you this morning. you seemed to be slightly biting your lip about this, but a lot of people have been getting very angry because they say whichever way john sununu tri
of state colin powell of issuing a racially-motivated endorsement of president obama. sununu has an active role in the romney campaign. this isn't the first time that sununu has race baited while advocating for the republican nominee. and yet the romney campaign just keeps putting him out there. >> the president clearly demonstrated that he has absolutely no idea how the american economy functions. i wish this this president would learn how to be an american. >> he has no idea how the american system functions. and we shouldn't be surprised about that. because he spent his early years in hawaii smoking something. >> people saw last night was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> governor, i want to give you a chance maybe to take it back. did you mean to call the president of the united states lazy? >> yes. >> joining me now is michael eric dyson, msnbc political analyst and professor of sociology at georgetown university. michael, great to have you with us again tonight. let's see, he hopes that barack obama learns something. he accuses him of smoking
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